Fatty Liver Linked to a Shrinking Brain

Fatty Liver Linked to a Shrinking Brain

Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. The reduced brain volume linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is equivalent to an extra 4.2 years of age for people in their 60s and early 70s, researchers report in JAMA Neurology or an extra 7.3 years of age for people under age 60. “Liver fat may have a direct association with brain aging,” lead author Galit Weinstein from School of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel said in an email. Recent studies...

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